SU4092 : Sundial, St James the Great, West Hanney

taken 11 years ago, near to West Hanney, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Sundial, St James the Great, West Hanney
Sundial, St James the Great, West Hanney
Sundials or sun clocks are considered to be the oldest known device for the measurement of time and one of the most ancient scientific instruments.
The oldest known true sundial was built around 1500BC in Egypt. Shaped like a letter 'L' the length of the shadow cast by the vertical leg along the horizontal leg indicated the time. The Romans perfected the horizontal sundial we know today and invented portable travelling versions.
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Date Taken
Monday, 14 April, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 20 April, 2008
Category
Sundial   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 406 928 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:37.9584N 1:24.8620W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 406 928
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